Reclaiming My Time
Join us for our first community conversation where we will explore “Reclaiming my time”. This will be the first in a series of community conversations: where we will engage in a moderated open-floor dialogue. In this session, we will provide space to air issues/concerns/ struggles, and triumphs related to balancing work and social obligations for Black people in Natural History Museums. Though other Black people not in NHMs are welcome to join. We will also discuss strategies for prioritizing what is important to us and for saying “No” when we are overcommitted or uninterested, including sharing positive and negative experiences doing so. This conversation comes out of the well-known issues for “lonely onlys” in academic spaces like serving on every DEI-related committee and events. Discussions from this event will be used to develop a resource on useful tools and strategies to help with reclaiming our time.
Zoom link for the Community Conversation is available here
Annual Black in Natural History Museums Week
Inspired by the many Black-in-“X” weeks on twitter, we organized our annual online event in October to engage Black in Natural History Museum professionals (#BlackinNHMs).